These are Flickr's top 15 images for 2017
Photo sharing platform Flickr have shared their top images for 2017.
Flickr say that to get to the 15 finalists below from literally billions of uploaded images, they first started with an algorithm that calculated the top photos based on a number of social and engagement metrics, for example how many times the photo was viewed, faved, or shared.
Flickr staff then curated that raw data to avoid the results being a complete popularity contest, or to just pick the top ranking photo from photographers that cracked the top list multiple times.
Interestingly, the RAW data also revealed the most popular devices for capturing images on the platform, with smartphone use growing as the dominant device choice by volume of uploads. Smartphones accounted for 50% of the photos uploaded to Flickr, up from 48% in 2016.
DSLR was 33%, up from 25% in 2016, point and shoot was the big drop of the year at 12%, down from 21% in 2016, and Mirrorless remained at 4% of total uploads for the third year in a row.
You can see the top 15 in reverse order below: